A big thanks to Adobe Photoshop Elements for sponsoring this Spring Flowers Note Cards post! All opinions are 100% mine.
Even in this digital world we live in, where so many messages are sent via email and text, I love to send notes written on paper. There’s just something about pen on paper– notes written by hand, that will just never go out of style. I keep a stack of note cards in my office, so I’m always ready to send a thank you note, attach one to a plate of cookies, or let someone know I’m thinking about them. I recently noticed I was running a little low, so I decided to create some darling Spring Flowers Note Cards, that will be perfect for not only the spring, but through the summer as well. They would also make a darling gift–tie up a set of 5 or 6 cards with envelopes in twine–perfect for giving!
Tulips are my very favorite flower, and I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago when they started showing up in bunches at my local grocery store. It means the start of spring to me, even though there’s snow on the ground here! Every week I buy a bunch or two, and I just love how they bring spring into my home. I thought they would be perfect for the front of my note cards, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 made it SO easy to do. You can make these adorable cards in less than 10 minutes!
I opened up a picture of my favorite purple tulips in Guided Mode > Fun Edits > Painterly. The Painterly feature is so fun—it gives your photos a cool painting effect, and I love it for this project. It helped me really bring out the purple and green in the flowers, and give it a clean and crisp white background.
Select the color of canvas you’d like (I chose white), and what type of brush strokes (my favorite is the bold strokes) you want to use.
Once your selections are made, click on the Paint Brush button, then click on the areas of your photo that you want to reveal. The rest of it will stay the canvas color you chose.
Keep clicking on your photo until it’s the way you want it to look.
When you’re finished, click next at the bottom of the page, select Continue Editing in Expert Mode. You’ll need to resize your photo so it will fit appropriately on your card.
It will just take a second! Select Image > Resize > Image Size, then enter the dimensions and save. I made mine 2.5 inches by 3.25 inches, because that’s what worked best with my photo. If you are using a square photo or landscape photo, you’ll need to change those dimensions appropriately, but to fit on the card, you’ll not want them too much bigger. If you want to add text, now would be the time to do it. I decided not to, because I wanted to be able to use them for more than one occasion, but you certainly could if you want to.
Once your photo is saved, head over to Word and create a new file with two columns.
Insert your picture into the right column, not the left. This is so when you fold your card, the flowers will be on top.
Copy your image, and paste another one towards the bottom of the same column. Now you’ll have two cards when you print!
Print on to white cardstock, and follow the directions below to complete your Spring Flowers Note Cards!
SPRING FLOWERS NOTE CARDS
*Cut your cardstock into half widthwise, so you have a flower photo on each piece.
*Fold each piece in half, so that the flower photo is on top.
That’s it! Now you have the CUTEST Spring Flowers Note Cards!